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The Missing Ones

Detective Lottie Parker, Book 1
Narrated by: Michele Moran
Series: Detective Lottie Parker, Book 1
Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (485 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The hole they dug was not deep. A white flour bag encased the little body. Three small faces watched from the window, eyes black with terror.

The child in the middle spoke without turning his head. "I wonder which one of us will be next?"

When a woman's body is discovered in a cathedral and hours later a young man is found hanging from a tree outside his home, Detective Lottie Parker is called in to lead the investigation. Both bodies have the same distinctive tattoo clumsily inscribed on their legs. It's clear the pair are connected, but how?

The trail leads Lottie to St Angela's, a former children's home, with a dark connection to her own family history. Suddenly the case just got personal.

As Lottie begins to link the current victims to unsolved murders decades old, two teenage boys go missing. She must close in on the killer before they strike again, but in doing so is she putting her own children in terrifying danger?

Lottie is about to come face to face with a twisted soul who has a very warped idea of justice.

©2017 Patricia Gibney (P)2017 Bookouture

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It's hard to believe that this was published.

With no evidence of policing skills and less evidence of strategic thinking, DI Lottie Parker takes us on a tedious journey of her incompetence. Where was the editor? Or a writer for that matter! Clunky imagery and superficially drawn characters. I didn't find it gripping: it was soporific. Why don't people in Audible listen to the books they promote as exciting.

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Slow

This story seemed unnecessarily long and was quite slow. I listened to the entire story but it wasn’t worth it.

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Loved it

Well set story. Thrilling.
Found the narration sometimes difficult between characters voices as they weren't consistent. But generally fabulously read.

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Pretty slow and average

Described as jaw dropping etc. It really isn't. Actually a very slow book, until the very end and then it gets super rushed. I was excited to read this series but I probably won't read the next one... unfortunately.

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Overall OK

Found this volume to be a mixture of engaging and entertaining sections but also some rather slow and drab sections as well. A good storyline delivered via competent story telling.

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The Missing Ones

i enjoyed every minute of this book, story line kept me thinking and guessing from beginning to end

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Confusing

I found this hard to follow. The characters seemed to jump around. I’m still going to try the 2nd book in the series and hope its better

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Loved every turn

Great set of Detectives with a lot of character development to still unwind. The story itself was a great start to a series. Can't wait to hear what other crimes Lottie and her team solve.

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really good book. would highly recommend to anyone who likes this kind of genre.

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didn't love it.

struggled to finish this but it wasn't bad enough to return the whole book. the story was a bit all over the place with too many irrelevant characters. narrator was good which was probably the only reason I kept it. won't bother with the second book.

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  • Mrs. J. Answer
  • 24-05-2017

Gripping

Got into the story straight away and gripped me until the end.
The narration was excellent too.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-05-2017

Gripping

Would you listen to The Missing Ones again? Why?

The narrator was so good, so many twists to the plot I need to listen again. I don't want it to stop

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  • D. Mascott
  • 31-05-2017

First rate

Gripping from the first page, plenty going on, secondary stories well meshed. Well read, the twist is unexpected and brilliant!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-05-2017

Brilliant story

A really gripping story, brilliantly read. I couldn't stop listening and wanted it to last longer

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-04-2017

Good story line

The story was good , I think the characters have a chance to develop in future books.
The narration was performed well .

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  • andrea m spiller
  • 23-05-2017

so good

I really enjoyed this book , so I am waiting for the next Lottie Parker book 2 .
Hope it as good .

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  • Alva Brough
  • 08-05-2017

Gripping

a good read, distressing, leaves you aware that children are still being harmed by evildoers today

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  • KayCoop
  • 01-05-2017

Brilliant book.

It is a great storyline that keeps you hooked to the end. I would read more from this author.

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  • Fersh
  • 15-08-2017

Harrowing

The more the wickedness of some priests in the Catholic Church is revealed, the more the incredibility at their belief that they were above any law. This story centres on such abuses and seeps into Lotties's own life in several ways. The final twist was unexpectedly upsetting. Yet I couldn't stop until it was finished. Harrowing but compelling.

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  • Sam Hall
  • 28-07-2017

A sad story, but a cracking crime thriller

Great narration added to this intricate and engaging story. So many characters to hate, a few you're not sure of and a flawed heroine. What more could you want?! Would highly recommend.

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